Bronx officer accused of having sex with underage prostitute

Posted: Updated:
THE BRONX -

A Bronx NYPD officer has been indicted on child sex charges for alleged sexual encounters with an underage prostitute.

Prosecutors in court Tuesday laid out 67 counts against NYPD Officer Raul Olmeda, of the 42nd Precinct. They include allegations of prostitution, having sex with a girl under 16 years old and filming the act. Those incidents occurred five times between January and April, investigators say.

The defense described the 40-year-old officer as having a "stellar background," adding that's he's been an NYPD member for four years, is engaged and has lived with his mother for more than 30 years. Olmeda's attorney says he vehemently denies the accusations.

According to prosecutors, investigators executed a search warrant at Olmeda's Bronx apartment a couple months into their investigation and found multiple electronic devices containing child pornography. They say additional files were found that listed more women and girls, which could lead to more charges against the officer.

There was also mention of a tax scheme in which Olmeda was allegedly involved and received $200,000, but that is part of a separate investigation.

Olmeda has been on desk duty for the past six months due to the investigation. A judge set his bond Tuesday at $250,000.

  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • Consumer safety group WATCH unveils its 'worst toys' list

    Consumer safety group WATCH unveils its 'worst toys' list

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-11-14 21:36:23 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-11-14 21:42:55 GMT
    The Nerf Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow is one of the toy's listed by W.A.T.C.H. as being potentially hazardous.The Nerf Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow is one of the toy's listed by W.A.T.C.H. as being potentially hazardous.

    A Boston-based child safety group is releasing its annual holiday list of the ten most hazardous toys.

    A Boston-based child safety group is releasing its annual holiday list of the ten most hazardous toys.

  • Photos: MTV EMAs 2017

    Photos: MTV EMAs 2017

    The MTV EMAs 2017 were held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Nov. 12, 2017 in London, England.

    The MTV EMAs 2017 were held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Nov. 12, 2017 in London, England.

  • Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in NYC

    Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in NYC

    The giant Rockefeller Center tree arrived Saturday. It was raised off a trailer and hoisted into place by a crane.

    The giant Rockefeller Center tree arrived Saturday. It was raised off a trailer and hoisted into place by a crane.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."